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Title Caring for the Alzheimer's patient : plain talk and practical tools / [presented by] George Kraus
Published [Eau Claire, Wisconsin] : PESI Inc., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (335 minutes)
Summary Here are the facts! There are over 5 million Alzheimer's sufferers in the U.S., and estimates are that in the next 15 years this figure will double! Over a half-million people who have Alzheimer's are under the age of 65! There are also over 10 million unpaid caretakers for those with Alzheimer's! The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer's exceeds $170 billion! As we age, we all can expect some normal decline in our thinking abilities, but if we live long enough about half of us will experience a decline that is so significant that it will warrant a diagnosis of Alzheimer's! Most people -- clinicians included -- do not know enough about this devastating illness. How do we best advise those who must make decisions on behalf of their loved one? How do we screen for this illness? When is cognitive impairment significant enough to warrant an appropriate referral? This workshop has been developed to enhance your understanding of Alzheimer's and what can be done to help those who have it and for the caregiver. In this seminar recording, you will develop a set of tools that will help you more effectively understand how to screen, assess, diagnose, and address a variety of processes in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Kraus is an awarding-winning teacher and will show you specific strategies to better understand the illness, how it's treated medically, how family members and other caregivers can effectively work with the Alzheimer's patient on a day-to-day basis, and how psychologists and other counselors can treat the fallout from it with psychotherapy. Dr. Kraus is a skilled clinician and has extensive experience working with the elderly and Alzheimer's patients. This workshop will cover relevant research and emphasize practical ideas by encouraging participation, discussion, and participant involvement throughout the day. OBJECTIVES: Recognize the fve essential characteristics of Alzheimer's; Discover the latest diagnostic and screening methods; Identify standardized approaches in determining decision-making capacity; Outline the state of medical treatment for Alzheimer's; Identify and treat mood and other psychiatric problems in Alzheimer's; Apply four fundamental strategies in talking to someone with Alzheimer's; Discover how to better address the 20 most common behavioral problems in Alzheimer's; Assess when a person cannot make their own decisions
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed October 02, 2015)
Previously released as DVD
In English
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Care.
Alzheimer's disease -- Treatment.
Alzheimer's disease.
Genre/Form Lectures.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Kraus, George, 1950- speaker